I grew up in Tacoma, WA surrounded by evergreen trees, the water, and the Cascade mountain range. For college, I left the rainy Pacific Northwest and earned by bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the The University of Southern California. I returned to Seattle for medical school at the University of Washington.
While at UW, I had the opportunity to train in the urban medical centers of Seattle as well as in small hospitals in rural Alaska and Wyoming. The opportunity to continue exploring the country and new communities lead me to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to complete my residency in Family Medicine. This department’s enthusiasm for teaching, commitment to patients, and leadership in shaping the future of primary care inspired me to stay. I am currently one of the Chief Residents for our residency and am completing a fellowship in career development as junior faculty.
My interests in medicine include HIV care, addiction medicine, and indigenous health. I work at the Family Medicine center providing full scope outpatient primary care including women’s health and prenatal care, pediatric care, gender affirming care, PrEP, and medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders with suboxone. I also take care of hospitalized patients at Chatham Hospital and Hillsborough Hospital.
Outside of medicine, I love traveling, gardening, and camping as well as playing all sports (especially basketball and golf) and have recently been interested in bird watching and reading science fiction.